Nothing happening this weekend. So here is another from a few weeks back.
Amherst used to be a farming town and the University of Massachusetts was originally called Massachusetts Agricultural College…Mass Aggie for short. As the college grew into a university, the town grew into a university town. Most of the farms are gone. Our neighbor, Hadley, still retains many of its farms although their numbers are diminishing slowly. A little over a mile from my house is a large corn field in Hadley where I “harvested” today’s image. 🙂 Across the road is a large hayfield that is often graced with ground fog. Such was the case on this day and I had planned on shooting some of the foliage that was being illuminated in the bright fog. However, I discovered I had dead batteries and on my way back to my car to retrieve the spares another photographer showed up, asked if I was through, and then began to run like a maniac all over the hayfield. I had said “No” but apparently the question was out of habit and not to be sure of protocol. So by the time he was done with his fog hogging mad dash the mist had burned off along with my composure. Some people think only their needs are important.
His reply was “Oh, you can just Photoshop me out, right?” Fortunately, I do like this image so the tale is now just a story and not the reason for my incarceration. 😮I may have mentioned that I purchased a new tripod that rises to 7 feet tall which helped with the perspective in this image.
I did shoot the hayfield a few weeks back seen here but, as you can tell, the trees are not colorful, not softly illuminated and not captured by me in dramatic lighting. Grrrrr.